Week 4, Day 4

July 9th, 2015


Today guest speaker Karen Mullin came in to teach the kids about sustainable landscape designs and then the campers designed a sustainable landscape of their own for the Tiny House blueprints that they created yesterday. After that we all took a field trip to Second Chance again to give some of the new campers a chance to have a tour of their warehouse, which is a outstanding place! We also picked up some hinges for the doors and windows while we were there. When we came back we had lunch and with the remaining time we had left in the day the campers organized the job site and nailed in half of the hurricane clips onto the rafters of the house. It was a really fun and relaxing day for all.

Guest speaker Karen Mullin

Guest speaker Karen Mullin

The campers getting a tour of Second Chance

The campers getting a tour of Second Chance

“This is a nice place they got here”

Second visit to Second Chance!

Second visit to Second Chance!

“Look at this funky thing..?”

Installing the hurricane clips so that the roof won't blow off

Installing the hurricane clips so that the roof won’t blow off

Hi Olivia!

Hi Olivia!

Week 2, Day 3

Today the kids finished building the last of the framing for the walls of the Tiny House. Everything ran smoothly and we are now ready to hoist the walls onto the deck to erect the skeleton of the Tiny House. A reporter and photographer from The Capital Gazette came by to interview us and write a article about the Tiny House project. The kids got a chance to share their views on the project as well as some of the volunteers. You can view this article from The Capital in the link here:

Indian Creek sponsors summer camp to build tiny homes

Safety is always first

Safety is always first

Head carpenter RB Belch explaining the Tiny House blueprints to the kids.

Head carpenter RB Belch explaining the Tiny House blueprints to the kids.

Looking for a straight board

Looking for a straight board

Meet RB!

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RB is the SustainaFest Tiny House Build Project Manager. He came to us through a Key School recommendation and we are so excited he has joined our team. RB is a father of two, a military veteran who served in the Army, an experienced carpenter and project manager, and has years of experience working with the Anne Arundel County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity as a Construction Manager. He is interested in helping with the Tiny House Project because he values hands-on learning and spearheading an educational legacy that students can create, experience and take with them into the future. He is also really enthusiastic about the excitement around the tiny house movement and sustainability in general. RB is looking forward to working with all the campers, working together as a team, and the satisfaction of building a house from the ground up.  We look forward to RB leading Tiny House construction!!!